Walk to World Cup! Pelourinho II

Apartment - Entire home/apt · R. do Bângala, Salvador, Bahia 40040-140, Brazil

Modern apartment in renovated colonial mansion in historic center of Salvador, where Australian-Bahian couple owners also live with their 2 little kids. Just a few blocks to the main square of Pelourinho, short taxi to beach, wifi and all amenities

The Space

•Walk to World Cup in less than 10 minutes (as well as the historic center Pelourinho in 5 minutes)! – the ultimate location to enjoy World Cup (6 matches between 13 June-5 July 2014) and Confederations Cup June 2013 (20th Uruguay vs. Nigeria, 22nd Brazil vs. Italy, 30th Third Place).
•Large studio in Nazaré/Pelourinho (2 minute taxi to Praça da Sé, Pelourinho) with balcony, second floor with excellent cross-ventilation between street and private entrance stairway, fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite, high speed wifi and cable internet included, cable/pay TV, 24 hour security and intercom.
•Part of colonial mansion (Mansão Bângala), in the street where the famous bossa nova singer Dorival Caymmi was born ((website hidden)), completely restored in 2011 with European design and finishing. 5 minute walk to Pelourinho just outside the bustle, mid-point between iconic sites Barra (with lighthouse and beautiful beach) and Igreja do Bonfim (Bonfim Church) with short taxi ride to both, short walk to Carnaval Pelourinho and Campo Grande circuits.
•Available for short term and long term rent, fully furnished with high-end furniture (optional for longer term rental).
•Rental direct from Australian-Bahian couple owners; English, Portuguese and Spanish spoken; plenty of free tips on how to experience the best of Bahian culture, cuisine, music, beaches and surf; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned.
•Dave has worked and lived in almost all countries across Latin American countries and so has plenty of good tips for your Latin America continental adventure (as well as many other countries in Africa and Asia)
•Furnishing (optional for longer term rental): table, 2 wooden chairs, wooden desk, sofa, colonial sideboard, TV with cable/pay service, fan, closed and open storage spaces, double bed (with 4 storage drawers beneath), 2 bedside tables, large bathroom with “Hollywood mirror”, kitchen exhaust fan, stove, full-sized fridge with freezer, microwave, coffee brewer, sandwich maker, iron cutlery, crockery and utensils, bed sheets, towels, soap.
•Complimentary fruit bowl and wine.
•Note, 1) not very suitable for young children (less than 5 years old), 2) late check in (ie. between 7pm and 7am by prior agreement only).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had an excellent experience with this property. The property itself is clean, modern, and comfortable. The location near the historic centre of the city makes it an excellent jumping off point to enjoy many of Salvador's attractions.

    David was a fabulous host and provided us with all the information we required in order to enjoy Salvador, including a written guide with suggestions about Salvador's best sites, activities, and restaurants. Whenever we encountered a situation where more advanced Portuguese was required to make arrangements (mine is quite basic), David was always available to communicate on our behalf. Not to mention he and his wife are lovely people in general and always made us feel welcome at their property.

    March 2014
  • David and his wife were nice. The appartment was ok and the location of the appartment was great!

    February 2014
  • Angela and Dave were always available for any suggestions about the city or for any doubts we have; they are very friendly.
    The apartment is very comfortable, new and well furnished; it is located in a good position; in the same street you can find also the house of the movie "Dona Flor" by Jorge Amado.
    We had a great time in Salvador.

    Obrigada!

    February 2014
  • I would definitely recommend David and his wife are great and attentive hosts! David provided detailed information about the neighborhood, precautions to take, and places to visit in the city. The location is perfect for site seeing and research. I only planned on staying for two weeks but will stay longer!

    September 2013
  • David and his wife were very attentive and made many helpful recommendations! The apartment is spacious, clean and close to the historical part of the city, Pelourinho. They were very friendly and always made sure that everything was all right. Great place to stay!

    August 2013
  • Хорошая квартира, чистая. Есть все что необходимо! Расположена близко к историческому центру города.

    August 2013
  • David is very welcoming and helpful, both for the tips and services when needed.
    The appartment is clean and luminous, just consider taking a cab to come back there at night, Salvador's street are not the safest.
    Great stay in general.

    July 2013
  • Great stay. Comfortable rooms, with fully equipped kitchen. The hosts were very helpful in pointing out places to go, does and don't when navigating the streets of Salvador. Would highly recommend David's place as a place to stay if you're going to Salvador, for the World Cup, or as a tourist visiting the pelourinho.

    May 2013
  • Fantastic clean, modern, quiet apartment close to the beautiful old town - Pelourinho. David was an amazing host who I highly recommend, he has great local knowledge, is super friendly and always available. We even recieved fruit and wine!

    February 2012
  • David is a truly WONDERFUL host! He picked us up at the airport, showed us around and helped us with everything we needed! We will always be grateful to have met him!!
    The apartment was very clean and nicely furnished. It is just a few blocks to pelourinho. Since we unfortunately stayed in Salvador during the police strike we couldn't fully enjoy the city but with David's help we still had a nice stay and will surely come back!
    Thank you David!!

    February 2012
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Salvador
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I'm from Sydney, Australia, and live in Salvador, Brazil, with my beautiful Bahian wife Angela Paula and our spirited little Aussie-Brazilians Rafael and baby sister Eva. A lawyer and economist by training, I left management consulting over ten years ago, joining a nonprofit organization working across Africa and Latin America, before meeting my wife and settling here in the city that is the perfect expression of African soul and Latin American rhythm, melded during centuries into the truly unique cultura baiana. We love offering free advice to all visitors so that you can enjoy the well-kept secrets of Salvador; eg. live jazz at sunset at the restored customs house overlooking Bahia de Todos os Santos, Salvador’s best ice cream on the old seafront at Ribeira, or watching the ‘gente bonita’ (beautiful people) and tackling a great surf break at a classic beach bar on the northside of the city, and – of course – all the best live music events and festivals for which the city is renowned. Seja bem-vindo!
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